The Eastern Michigan Eagles go on the road to face the Penn State Nittany Lions in Happy Valley, Pennslyvania. The Eagles came back from a 10 point deficit to beat Howard University last week at Rynearson Stadium. The Nittany Lions escaped with a 23-17 win over Syracuse.
Eastern Michigan will try to become the latest MAC team to upset a Big Ten opponent. Last week North Illinois upset Iowa 30-27. To upset Penn State, Eastern Michigan will have to play perfect offense and force some turnovers. The front seven will have to put pressure on the quarterback if they plan to slow the Penn State offense. That will be a tall order for a unit that totaled just seven sacks in 2012.
If the Eagles have to play from behind the burden will be on junior passer Tyler Benz. Benz passed for 210 yards and two touchdowns against Howard. He will need a career day to lead his Eagles past the Nittany Lions.
- What: Eastern Michigan Eagles v Penn State Nittany Lions
- Where: Beaver Stadium, Happy Valley Penslyvania
- When: September 7th, Noon
- TV: Big Ten Network